Open Telephony: Freedom greater than the sum of its parts

2008/10/24 11:00am

People sometimes have a hard time understanding what "Freedom" is. Certainly in the crush of our daily lives we do not think about Freedom as much as we should, until it is taken away from us. Sometimes Freedom is taken away slowly and we do not realize it. Sometimes we never had it, and so we can not envision it as it could be. The Openmoko project and the FreeRunner phone are examples of how Free Software, Free Hardware and Freedom in services come together, promising an experience that is greater than the sum of its parts. This talk will discuss the benefits of this freedom.